According to Boxun.com, Bo Xilai who is the son of Bo Yibo, former Liaoning Party Boss, and now current Minister of Commerce, he is going to take over the reigns in Guangdong Province and serve as the Provincial Party Secretary. This would give him a highly coveted seat on the Politburo.
This goes against most speculation that says Beijing City Official Wang Qishan would be taking this post.
If this turns out to be true, it would be the second newly appointed high official that does not have a Communist Youth Party background, signaling that while Hu Jintao’s power is growing, he does not yet have the support to put his people in high-places or fill important seats on the Politburo. While Hu has been working to weed out the influence of Jiang’s Shanghai Gang， there has been strong resistance and “princelings” Xi Jinping and Boxilai could been seen as compromises. Another factor impeding Hu’s power is that most of his Communist Youth Party cadres are from the poorer interior provinces， and thus lack the kind of skills needed to manage the dynamic, international based economies of the coastal provinces.
Of course, Hu Jintao still has a number of opportunities to put his own people in， as many on the Politburo are near the mandated retirement age or are sick and out of capacity (Huangju).
(博讯2007年3月28日 来稿 – 支持此文作者/记者)
And for kicks this is hot off the rumor mill at Observe China.