From China Digital Space
砖家 (zhuānjiā): brickspert
The Chinese people have become increasingly suspicious of so-called experts to whom they refer pejoratively as “bricksperts.” Brickspert is the word “expert” (专家) with the first character replaced by its homophone meaning “brick.”
This cynicism towards experts is caused by people's perceptions that experts are controlled by government or corporate interests and do not give their expertise impartially. In the political context, people often see experts used by the government to play down health risks (as in the milk scandal) or to justify difficult economic conditions (such as the housing market).