I am struck by how little there is about Mr. Hu in English-language sources. The Central Committee of the CCP has 158 members; it is unlikely that such a large organization can keep secrets effectively. Truth of the matter is, I think, the non-Chinese world is not paying attention.
In tastier Chinese News, the New York Times has an article on the history and state of Chinese restaurants in the USA. Subscription required—get it while it's hot.