Apple looks to Beijing for new store opening

The company is opening a new retail store Saturday in Beijing's Dongcheng district.

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An Apple store in China.
An Apple store in China. Apple

Apple is opening a third retail store in Beijing on Saturday.

The company over the weekend updated its Chinese store Web site announcing the impending opening of the Wangfujing store in Beijing. According to Apple, the store will open at 9 a.m. local time on Saturday.

The Wangfujing store is in the Dongcheng district in Beijing. Apple already has stores in the Chaoyang and Xicheng districts.

Apple has been rapidly expanding its retail presence in and around China. Back in June, a report surfaced saying that Apple would open two new brick-and-mortar stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen this year, though it wasn't clear when that might happen.

< a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57518808-37/hong-kong-gets-second-helping-of-apple-store/" >The company last month opened its second Hong Kong store.

The company's expansion into China follows increased investment in Apple's products by that country's consumers. Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that China has become the company's second-biggest market behind the U.S.

(Via 9to5Mac)