The Honolulu City Council has approved a resolution urging radio show host Rush Limbaugh to apologize for comments on China's president.

The Star Advertiser reports that the City Council voted 8-1 Wednesday asking the talk show host to apologize for what it termed "offensive and derogatory remarks" made about Chinese President Hu Jintao on his Jan. 19 radio program.

Limbaugh claimed there was no translation of the Chinese president's speech during a visit to the White House, then launched into an imitation of the Chinese leader's dialect.

The resolution says Limbaugh's remarks were disrespectful to 170,000 people of Chinese ancestry in Hawaii and 2.4 million nationwide

Limbaugh's comments sparked a wave of complaints from a number of civil rights groups, including Chinese for Affirmative Action, who said he was mocking the Chinese language.