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Around 90% of leading Chinese state enterprises recently scrutinized by the nation's auditor show evidence of improper accounting, according to a new and highly unusual report likely aimed at keeping the government's anti-graft drive fresh in officials' minds.

The National Audit Office delved into financial statements from 20 of the 101 state enterprises directly controlled by the central government, focusing on filings from the year 2015. The records are notoriously difficult for outsiders to access, as many of the companies are core unlisted units of major state-backed business groups.

Improprieties were unearthed at 18 of the 20, including 200.1 billion yuan ($29.4 billion) in revenue inflation over the last several years and roughly 20.3 billion yuan in improperly booked profit. Culprits included China National Petroleum, one of the country's largest oil producers; China National Chemical, or ChemChina, which recently acquired Switzerland's Syngenta, the world's top maker of agrochemicals; and China Baowu Steel Group.

Dongfeng Motor, which operates joint ventures in China with Nissan Motor and Honda Motor, reportedly failed to properly account for around 600 million yuan in transportation subsidies paid to employees in 2015.