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General TV Channel / Macau Asia Satellite Television is a television station located in Macau. It is known for its critical news coverage. The station was commenced and made its first broadcast on 1 June 2001. In 2004 the station hired Taiwan trained journalists to enhance its news coverage and analysis. In March 2006 the police raided the Macau Peninsula office for illegal workers. In that case, a suspected illegal worker was found, but the court found no evidence of illegal employment. In February 2009 labour officers raided the satellite transmission station in Coloane. At the end of the year in November 2009, one of the news show criticised the government for allowing an old hotel building to be redeveloped into a slot machine arcade. In February 2010 eight journalists were summoned for questioning.