Klaus Bardenhagen

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About Klaus Bardenhagen

I like living in Taiwan. I admire the degree of freedom this society has achieved for itself.

My goal is to make the world know more about Taiwan.

I am doing this in two ways:
  • I work as a professional journalist for German media. 
  • I share interesting and relevant information on social media as taiwanreporter.


I first reported from Taiwan in 2008 and moved here in 2009. For a long time, I was the only German journalist living in Taiwan and regularly reporting for German-language print media, radio, and television.

My subjects include politics, culture, society, business, travel and more.

Some examples for what I have covered:
  • The 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020 presidential elections
  • Taiwan's reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • The marriage equality movement
  • Cross-strait relations between Taiwan and China
  • Debates about the 228 Massacre, the Kaohsiung Incident and transitional justice

You can find a number of my recent German reports here. Also, there is this long article about me (Chinese version).

Being a freelancer, I work without regular wages from big media corporations. What I do in Taiwan, I do on my own.

It is not always easy, but it’s worth the effort.

When I realized there are so many important stories and intesting things happening in Taiwan that I cannot cover them all as a reporter, I decided to share this information on social media.

In 2010, I started to be active on Facebook and Twitter as taiwanreporter.

I have shared many thousands of posts, started and participated in debates, reaching out into English- and German-speaking countries.

My followership has grown organically. Currently, more than 26,000 people are following my Facebook page.


If you think my work deserves some support, you can help me with a regular voluntary contribution. 

This is not a call for charity. I simply see this as a way to express appreciation for my continuing attempts to tell Taiwan's story to the world.

Also, the more support I get this way, the more I can focus on those Taiwan stories that traditional media often don't show enough interest in.

I will definitely stay independent and not let my work be influenced by contributions.

No matter how small, even a monthly contribution of $2 will show me that you value what I am doing.

And for that, I will be very grateful.

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