From 2007 to 2011 Markus Rimmele worked as a freelance journalist from Hong Kong and China. He was a reporter for public German radio and several German print media.
From 2011 to 2016 he was the Shanghai correspondent of ARD (Public German Radio). In May 2019, he started a new career in Germany's Foreign Service.
Markus Rimmele has a master degree in history and political science (universities of Seville, Heidelberg, London (King`s College), and Berlin (Humboldt)). He got into journalism through several internships and as a trainee with North German Radio /TV in Hamburg. After that, he worked as a reporter in the Berlin office of Deutschlandfunk/Deutschlandradio (nationwide).