Apple is preparing to open up its third store in Beijing’s historical Wangfujing area in this Saturday (Oct. 20), after the one in Xidan (opened in 2010) and the other one in Sanlitun (2008) where Tim Cook visited in his latest China trip. The 3-story new store which covers 2,300 square meters is the largest Apple Store in Asia, marking Apple’s extending firmer grip on the fruitful Chinese market.

Apple will soon boast 8 stores in China, including three in Beijing, three in Shanghai and two in Hong Kong. The California-based company is reported about to open a new store in Shenzhen, a Special Economic Zone in south China’s Guangdong Province, in upcoming months. More cities are also being considered.

Apple announced the 3rd store on its China site