For the Chinese government, it's another way to hassle the Arab and African communities that live and work in Guangzhou.
But shaving quickly became a hassle; the tedious measure of the day at work ahead.
But 18 years later, The Hoff (who attended Oakland) should be no hassle for the Lincoln Lawyer (Texas '92).
1945, American English, perhaps from U.S. Southern dialectal hassle "to pant, breathe noisily" (1928), of unknown origin; or perhaps from hatchel "to harass" (1800), which may be a variant of hazel, the name of the plant that furnished switches for whippings. Noted in 1946 as a show biz vogue word.
1951, from hassle (n.). Related: Hassled; hassling.
[1920s+, but mainly 1940s+; origin unknown; probably fr hatchel, ''to harass,'' found by 1800, a hatchel being an instrument for beating flax, and related to heckle;perhaps fr hazel, with a variant hassle, the switch used for beatings; hazel oil meant ''a beating'' by 1678]